2016 Audi Q3 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating


The 2016 Audi Q3 has earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

According to IIHS, the crossover held up well in the small overlap test, with maximum intrusion of four inches at the lower door-hinge pillar. In addition, the driver dummy’s movement was well-controlled in the impact with the head hitting the front airbag and remaining in place until rebound. Measurements taken from the dummy indicated a low risk of injuries in a crash of this severity.

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The 2016 Audi Q3 also earned good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. Although the Audi Q3 was first introduced as a 2015 model, IIHS tested the 2016 model and the good ratings apply to the first-year model as well.

The 2016 Audi Q3 starts from $34,625 including destination and comes standard with a 2.0-liter TFSI engine sporting 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. The model returns 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

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  • craigcole

    Tops in safety the dumper for everything else. The Q3 DOES NOT feel like an Audi.